Monday, 16 May 2016

Street view, Launceston, Tasmania

Still on Good Friday. 
Great that I was able to stand in the middle of the street and take these two photos.
The Church is the Church of Apostles a Catholic Church, and behind that Church is where I went to school when my parents and I moved to Launceston many years ago.




The above photo is looking towards the town clock.


In another street up the hill..
The building below is a Motel and was once the Grammar School.


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    1. 'Tis a really nice one, part of which is a restaurant.

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  2. Schöne Bilder von der Stadt und immer Vorsicht auf der Straße beim Fotografieren :)

    Gruß
    Noke

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    1. I was very careful taking the photos, being Good Friday as I mentioned there wasn't much traffic about.

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  3. I love your perspective in these photos, Margaret!

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  4. Me gustan las imágenes de calles... Un saludo desde Murcia.

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    1. Thanks and give you an idea of what it's like in our small city.

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  5. I stayed off the Interstate system on my way to Texas a couple years ago. Loved going through all the little towns. Nothing better than a downtown that built up pre-60s

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    1. Always good going through small towns. This is a small city.

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  6. Margaret you live in a small charming town . The first photo is lovely. have a great weeek love from poland

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  7. You were fortunate to be able to stand in the middle of the road to take your photo's ... always take extra care when doing that!

    The motel does look very nice.

    It's Sunday evening here in the UK ... hope your Monday has started well.

    All the best Jan

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    1. I will take care when photographing in the middle of the street.
      Only done of very quiet days as mentioned in my post = Good Friday.

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  8. It's a nice small town. Is this is where you grew up?

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    1. It's a small city John. The second largest on the Island.
      No, I didn't grow up in this city - I was 15 when first came to Launceston.

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  9. I gather there was not much traffic, to make the shots in the middle of the street...Every precaution is little.


    Kisses

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    1. No traffic because it was Good Friday. Never would I take a photo on a busy day or half busy day..

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  10. Lovely wide streets - and the epitome of a country town. So familiar, so charming. Thank you.

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    1. You are welcome. We think our streets are too narrow :)

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  11. You didn't let me down. Appreciate you sharing.

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  12. There are many smaller towns in the US we've visited which bear a resemblance to this one. I suspect we'd feel right at home. Nice shots.

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    1. It's rather a friendly place here so others say who visit.
      I'm sure you would feel at home here.

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  13. Is an attractive city. There are quite a lot of trees in the long shots.

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    1. Lots of trees Andrew. The ones on the immediate left are in the Prince's Park, the others of course are on the hill as we see. Everyone has a tree or two it seems in either their front or backyard, or even the nature strip.

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  14. Like a big country town much nicer than our place now, lots of high rise buildings going up in Sydney.
    Merle................

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    1. It's a small city, second largest for Tasmania. Have showed in the photos the outer streets.
      Have been to Sydney but only have driven through and that was a Sunday both times.

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  15. I will be travelling to Launceston in July we fly into Launceston and will do some travelling around and fly out of Hobart a week later.

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    1. Wow, Jo-Anne, that will be wonderful - well I hope it is for you.
      We will be up your way about then :) or even further up north.

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  16. Nice QUIET day for GOOD FRIDAY in Launceston, so no wonder you were able
    to take a safe photo of the main street of the city.
    Looks like a vintage car in photo #2?? Probably the best looked after vehicle in the street - ha ha.
    Launceston would have been an ideal place to be brought up in. It looks so neat and clean.
    Rather a "SPIFFY" looking motel - the ex-Grammar School.
    I think Launceston still has a prestigious Grammar School????
    Tasmanian GPS Association college.
    Very good photos and report on Launceston, Margaret.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Curiosity got the better of me, as usual.
      Launceston Grammar is affiliated with the AHISA college
      group and has some very prominent Australian Alumni on the
      honour board - Sir Hudson Fysh, the Founder of Qantas.
      Pretty good, eh?
      Colin

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    2. Very quiet Good Friday Colin, hence I could stand in the middle of the outer streets of Launceston, my small city.
      Yes, a vintage car as there are many here in Tasmania. We even have a Vintage Car Museum.
      Launceston has a Grammer School still on the other side of the city.
      Thank you for finding out about the affiliation.



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  17. Launceston looks very pretty, you have nice wide streets too, like Adelaide.

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    1. It is a pretty city, not far to many lovely things to see.
      The Gorge is only 10 minutes away and well worth the visit.
      We consider our streets too narrow :)

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  18. Nice wide streets with good vistas - love that vintage car parked on the side of the road.

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    1. Many vintage cars Rosemary that we have in Tasmania.
      Vintage Car Clubs too, a museum here in Launceston.
      We consider our streets too narrow :)

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  19. It's really nice to look streets and buildings so far as Australia. All photos seems lovely, but my favorite is the first one

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  20. The streets are very neat and wide. The view is very pretty.

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  21. It's very pretty. I love the character of the older buildings.

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    1. They are nice to see, have much more to offer in many ways than the modern buildings, not that there is anything wrong with them.

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  22. I think that was the hill I received my first ever and only parking ticket!!

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